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It's Time to Scrutinize Canada's Euthanasia Expansion
Plus: Will Prigozhin Bury Putinism?
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DHANANJAY JAGANNATHAN: What Canada’s Euthanasia Advocates Ask Us to Believe.
AMERICANS TEND TO KNOW CURIOUSLY LITTLE about the extraordinary euthanasia regime that has recently emerged in Canada. The government calls it Medical Assistance in Dying, or MAiD—a sanitized acronym that evokes helpfulness and compassion. This certainly accords with the idealized picture of physician-assisted suicide, where a doctor provides drugs for a patient to end his or her own life, which is one of the practices allowed under Canadian MAiD regulations. But over 99 percent of MAiD cases in Canada—practically all of them—instead involve voluntary euthanasia, where the doctor administers the lethal drugs. Perhaps the government’s choice of a reality-obscuring euphemism is partly to blame for my compatriots’ hazy understanding of what is happening up north.
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CATHY YOUNG: Will Prigozhin Bury Putinism?
NOT EVEN TWO WEEKS have gone by since the aborted mutiny (if it was one) in which disgruntled Wagner Group mercenaries led by caterer-turned-warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin seized Rostov-on-Don and marched on Moscow. Yet the fallout keeps getting stranger and the twists more surreal. It could all be a real-life, modern-day version of Game of Thrones, except for one thing: This bizarre drama is a part of Russia’s horrific war in Ukraine. Just what effect the Prigozhin saga will have on the war remains uncertain; the only sure thing is that the war continues to bring very real death, destruction, and suffering.
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